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Consumer Health: Drug Information

This guide provides consumers, patients, families, caregivers, and the general public with links to reliable and freely available health information.

Drug and Supplement Information

Drugs and Supplements

MedlinePlus provides extensive and up-to-date information on drugs.

Drug Digest

Drug Digest is a noncommercial, evidence-based consumer health and drug information site dedicated to empowering consumers to make informed choices about drugs and treatment options.


DailyMed provides high quality information about marketed drugs.

Over-the-Counter (OTC) Drug Information

Learn the basics on over-the-counter medications from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Drug Information Portal

This portal is a good central source of drug information from the National Institutes of Health.  Links to medical research, toxicology, and summaries of use/efficacy are included.


Drugs@FDA allows you to search for official information about FDA approved brand name and generic drugs and therapeutic biological products.

Mayo Clinic Drugs & Supplements

The Mayo Clinic provides information on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, herbs, and supplements.

Children's Medications

Looking for information about a medication?  Find it at KidsHealth.  Read about how the medicine works, how to take it, and possible side effects.


Find balanced information on prescription drugs that is easy to understand. The Informulary team goes to the FDA and summarizes evidence so that you can learn what prescription drugs can and cannot do.


The links on these pages have been carefully selected by the staff at the Becker Medical Library to assist you in finding quality health information. These links are provided for general informational purposes only. Please do not use these resources as a substitute for consulting with your doctor.